By Caz Makepeace
My 2 girlfriends and I wanted to tour Samosir Island, Sumatra on motorbikes. Not knowing how to drive them, we hired 3 local drivers, who we soon figured out must have been tripping on the magic mushrooms the area is famous for.
My driver played games with me speeding up to 100km/h on pot filled roads, racing off so we were alone, turning the lights off when it eventually got dark, teasing me and laughing maniacally in my face when I began to cry from fear and panic.
The point when I gave up and resigned myself to the fact that I was about to die was when he sang to me, “I killed the tourist and then I stole her passport. ”
For some reason he didn’t kill me and I returned back to my guesthouse safe and well.
“I don’t think anybody’s necessarily ready for death. You can only hope that when it approaches, you feel like you’ve said what you wanted to say. Nobody wants to go out in mid-sentence.” — Johnny Depp
Wrtier’s Bio: Caz Makepeace first start travelling in ’97. Her thirst for adventure and living around the world has seen has never stopped. For the last 9 years she has been travelling with her husband Craig and their now 3-year-old daughter. They believe life is all about the memories and share their stories and tips at y travel blog. You can join their facebook community or follow them on twitter.
Torre DeRoche is the author of two travel memoirs, Love with a Chance of Drowning (2013) and The Worrier’s Guide to the End of the World (due out September 2017). She has written for The Atlantic, The Guardian Travel, The Sydney Morning Herald, Emirates, and two Lonely Planet anthologies.